Least appealing headline of the week (so far)

Opera’s ‘fat lady’ is a Madison cash cow

In other news: has anyone ever heard Natalie Bancroft sing opera? Ms. Bancroft is the scioness of the family who recently sold their controlling share in Dow Jones (and thus the Wall Street Journal) to Newscorp for a thousand million gazillion pounds or whatever it was. Anyway, in all the news stories, she is called “opera singer,” but there’s no sign of a review or cast listing with her name accessible to Google.

And here’s a fun photo. No, it’s not Vera Charles (though the lady does have a certain air of “What the hell have you got back there, reindeer?) And it’s not Cruella DeVil. (Nice guess, though.)

In fact, it’s Jane Henschel as Klytemn√§stra in the Deutsche Oper’s new Elektra.


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